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Rocks National Park In MI

Discussion in 'United States' started by 2sweed, May 8, 2013.

  1. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    In the last issue of Backpacker magazine, they had a plug for visiting the Rocks National Park, MI. Talks about an easy 6.5 mile hike to see a 60 foot high cascading spectacular waterfall, and then following the Chapel Falls Trail on to see at Chapel Rock, a stone pedestal angling out from the mainland at 3.1 mile for beautiful views across Lake Superior, which casts a emerald green to a Bahama blue view of the water. If one wishes to they can continue on to Chapel Beach, which is a secluded stretch of sand hidden in a cove. And where nestled above the beach in a hardwood-conifer forest sits six campsites.

    If you wish you can continue on for another 1.5 mile hike to the Grand Portal Point, where there is a 200 foot drop of sandstone walls down to the waters edge.
    It says that August is the best time for warm water temp's, and in September there are fewer bugs and fewer people.

    Anyways, the picture of the rocky sandstone walls at waters edge and the colorful leaves of a bright sunny fall day make the place look so inviting to visit and to make some memories with friends and family.

    I wondered if anyone on this forum had ever been there and if it was as beautiful as the picture in the magazine? If so did you just go for a hike or did you camp overnight and finish the loop out the next day? Share here please.
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